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The vegetation of Singapore
Peer-reviewed publication
January 2011
Singapore

The primeval vegetation of Singapore was largely lowland dipterocarp forest, with mangrove forest lining much of the coast and freshwater swamp forest found further inland adjacent to the streams and rivers. After colonization by the British in 1819, almost all the primeval vegetation was cleared for agriculture and other land uses.

Institutional & promotional materials
December 2010
Thailand
Vietnam
Cambodia
Myanmar
Malaysia
Indonesia
Singapore
Philippines
Brunei Darussalam
Christmas Island
Timor-Leste
Cocos (Keeling) Islands

This first CAPRi sourcebook is a fitting commemoration of the 15th anniversary of CAPRi. Unique among other training materials, it is based directly on the experiences and lessons of research on CAPRi core themes from around the world. The presentation is simple and straightforward, but it is based on sound underlying research.

Compulsory Acquisition of Land in Singapore
Peer-reviewed publication
December 2010
Singapore

This article outlines the legislative history of the Land Acquisition Act (Cap 152, 1985 Rev Ed) and the philosophy behind the legislation. The main thrust of the article is its analysis of the circumstances leading to the amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. In so doing, it also examines the development of the compensation framework and its implications for landowners.

Whither Torrens Title in Singapore?
Peer-reviewed publication
December 2010
Singapore

The Torrens system was designed to deal with problems of 19th century conveyancing practice and it is questionable whether it meets the needs of the 21st century. The doctrine of immediate indefeasibility of title exacerbates the growing problem of identity fraud and is capable of causing much injustice, which in itself leads to a high volume of litigation.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2010
Egypt
United States of America
Fiji
China
Indonesia
Australia
Canada
Guinea
Republic of Korea
Solomon Islands
Seychelles
Japan
Singapore
Malaysia
Philippines
Madagascar
Italy
Tanzania
Ecuador
Papua New Guinea
Cuba
Europe
Asia
Africa
Oceania

Boom-and-bust cycles are commonplace in the exploitation history of sea cucumber fisheries but pandemic overfishing to critical levels now threatens the persistence of breeding stocks for future generations of coastal fishers.

Zoning Regulation as Land Use Control Instrument
Peer-reviewed publication
September 2010
United States of America
Indonesia
Singapore

One of local government authorities is the implementation of land use planning. Due to implementation land use planning, controlling is needed as effort for the implementation is appropriate with the planning. According to Spatial Planning Act No.26/2007, land use control instruments are zoning regulation, permit, incentive and disincentive, and sanction.

Reports & Research
December 2009
Peru
Indonesia
Mexico
China
Congo
Guinea
Colombia
Thailand
Laos
Philippines
Singapore
Malaysia
Japan
Myanmar
Cameroon
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
India
Vietnam
Brazil
Asia

The outlook paper for Lao PDR reviews the state of the forestry sector and draws attention to the need for political commitment to the forestry strategy 2020 to bring the forests in the country under sustainable management and provide a firm basis for rural development.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2009
Antigua and Barbuda
Egypt
United States of America
France
Australia
United Kingdom
Canada
Thailand
Mozambique
Philippines
Singapore
Malaysia
Italy
Botswana
India
Mexico
Norway

Fisheries around the world make essential contributions to human well-being including the provision of basic food supplies. employment, recreational opportunities. foreign currency and others, providing benefits to hundreds of millions of people.

Reports & Research
December 2009
Laos
Philippines
Singapore
Vietnam
China
Myanmar
Indonesia
Cambodia
Malaysia
Thailand
Asia

This document analyzes the responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources in South East Asia. It exposes common, regional challenges and identifies ways forward in order to improve governance in land management and administration.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2009
Liechtenstein
France
Bangladesh
Honduras
Guatemala
China
Canada
Venezuela
Costa Rica
Colombia
Panama
Kenya
Philippines
Singapore
India
Mexico

Dans de nombreuses régions du monde, la quantité d’eau potable et sa qualité sont menacées par la surexploitation, le mauvais usage et la pollution. Il est nécessaire à cet égard d’accorder une haute priorité aux relations entre les forêts et l’eau.

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